Mt. Tabor Series ...

When I’m not busy worrying about the swine flu pandemic or the collapse of our delicately balanced financial system, I like to kick back with tall boy and worry about volcanoes. And I’ve just learned that we’re living on a SUPER VOLCANO. What’s the difference between a regular volcano and a super...

Silverton/Rehearsal ...

As road season winds down, I am finding myself stumped on what to say about it. Early season races arrived with a multitude of joke potential, but at this point I can find little to report on except that I went to a race, rode in some physically taxing circles, and then went home and enjoyed an ice cream cone in a post race...

Chickenball Run

The only racing I did this weekend was the Corndog-organized Chickenball Run. The race was equal parts bike riding and pinball. But more than that, it was a benefit race to raise money for Chicken who needs some kind of medical procedure related to Avian Flu. Which is like Pig Flu. But for poultry. Which we did. But I think we...

Eugene Roubaix – April 18, 2009

The race started out well matched and fast paced: Sam Nicoletti and I both attended the Eugene Roubaix, even going so far as to get a ride in the same van. We both observed all the glories that rural Oregon hatched up for us this fine day. We both put on spandex and rode around in large circles competitively. Then, at the end, we both kicked it in big ring and got ready to blog about it. You see I am not much of an internet surfer. Sometimes I check some email, occasionally I google things, and once in a while I do some online banking. But then my friend told me that I should really read Sam Nicoletti’s blog. And I did and found it to be just as hilarious and un-race-related as sosovelo. So now I feel both compelled to continue...

Kings Valley Road Ra...

Kings Valley is a town founded by lazy people. I discovered this by searching the internet, which is the primary source of information for lazy people. If I had what old people call “gumption,” I would go to the historical society and try to learn more about it. But that sounds time consuming. You know, going...

De Ronde – Apr...

I was dubious about doing the Ronde non-race, hill-a-thon race. I worried that it would be a cold, brutal dude-fest and that I would get dropped immediately. But it was actually really fun. I met some friends before the start and together we went to the meeting spot. As we rode, other cyclists started appearing at our sides, as...

Banana Belt #4: Marc...

I took 5 bananas. I ate two, but the rest I took home to put on my morning oatmeal. Money in the bank!

Spand and Deliver II...

I was waiting for Dawn to finish her interview with Team High School as a review of Spand and Deliver III: Spandier and Deliverier. But those high school kids can’t seem to focus without Ritalin. They’re too busy doing drugs and listening to that damned rock and roll music. AND GET OFF MY LAWN! But I feel like...

Banana Belt #2.5 or 3 – March 15, 2009

I was going to try to write a race report about the 2nd (technically the 3rd) Banana Belt, but what can you say about a race that you just did a few weeks before? The only real difference was the rain and the lack of personalized birthday cakes (I am petitioning for those to be a weekly thing next year). So instead, I think I’ll use this internet time to talk about my plan to become a true professional cyclist. Now, I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but bike races cost a lot! Even more than last year. If someone asked me to go see a band or go out to a dinner that would cost me $25*, I wouldn’t even consider it. But somehow I am willing to shell out that much – plus gas money – almost weekly to do...

Banana Belt #2 ̵...

Outraged by my previous blog assertion that the Banana Belt race series is devoid of jokes and gags, the folks down at the OBRA pulled out all the prank-stops today. Not only was the race scheduled for THE DAY daylight savings begins (robbing us of one sweet hour of morning sleep), but they also had it on a day with predicted...

2009 PIR Short Track

Even though I describe my off-road nature-riding as “mountain biking” with quote-fingers, to make it clear that I know that what I am doing can barely be referred to as such, the Short Track race series at PIR is, hands down, my favorite bicycle race. And that’s because it’s not really mountain biking....

Banana Belt #1 ̵...

Unlike some other poorly titled bike races that imply the presence of baked goods that aren’t there, the Banana Belt is well stocked with actual bananas. The waiver sheet tables are laden with cornucopias (cardboard boxes) full of fruit for all. I have no complaints there. But let me ask you, what do think of when you think...

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